Texas Cities Worry About Possible Water Contamination

Article courtesy of Staff of Shannon Brooks | January 26th, 2017 | The Examiner | Shared as educational material. In Texas, the Community Water Systems has provided people in Sawmill Addition with water that exceeds regulatory limits for arsenic. In high concentrations, arsenic is poisonous. In low concentrations for extended time periods, arsenic may cause […]

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Dallas Independent School District Retests Water to Ensure Safety

Article courtesy of Staff of Natalie Solis and Vicki Chen | January 24th, 2016 | Fox 4 News | Shared as educational material. After initial samples showed high levels of lead and copper, the Dallas Independent School District has retested water at several schools and is awaiting results. After retesting, some schools were cleared. Although […]

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Surface Water Contamination in New Hampshire Worry Some

Article courtesy of Max Sullivan | January 15th, 2017 | Seacoast Online | Shared as educational material. Although EPA issued an advisory level for perfluorochemicals (PFCs) for drinking water, it is still working to set a level for surface water. Residents and advocates in New Hampshire want the advisory level for surface water to be […]

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Contamination Detection Method Could Better Determine Sources of Pollution

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | December 18, 2016 Water contamination treatment and alleviating the detrimental effects of water contamination are two of the most pressing issues the United States currently faces. Mitigating the effect we have on water–-and the effects water has on us–-is essential to improvements in our communities. […]

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Diarrhoeal Disease Outbreak in Taramani, India from Contamination

Article courtesy of TNM Staff | December 22nd, 2016 | The News Minute | Shared as educational material. In Taramani, India, people suffered acute diarrhoeal disease from water contamination. The patients had been admitted to Government Royappetah Hospital and Tondiarpet Central Communicable Hospital from December 15 to December 20. But officials deny a cholera outbreak. […]

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New water treatment technology can seek-and-destroy harmful pathogens

By Kimberly Sung, Associate Director of Education for Save the Water | December 15th, 2016 In recent years, harmful bacteria like Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) have been responsible for high-profile outbreaks of illness and even death. Though cases of infection often arise from food sources, further investigation reveals contaminated water as […]

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Looking at 2016’s Water Contamination Issues Inside the U.S.

Article courtesy of Dawn Allen | January 5th, 2017 | Legal Reader | Shared as educational material. A look back at water contamination issues in 2016 shows that drinking water contamination problems span across America. Schools in Wisconsin, Ohio, Oregon, and Michigan tested and found dangerous metals in the schools’ water, including lead. Some contamination […]

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Uranium Contamination of Water in the United States

Abandoned uranium mines continue to contaminate water sources, posing health risks to Native American communities. By Suraj Rajendran, Research Project Leader for Save The Water™ | November 10, 2016 Often times, in the times following one water crisis, others are overshadowed and often forgotten. One of these forgotten water issues is the contamination in Navajo […]

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Hexavalent Chromium and Heavy Metals Plague Indian Lakes

Article courtesy of the Staff of Deccan Chronicle | December 27th, 2016 | The Deccan Chronicle | Shared as educational material. In all samples taken from five lakes and groundwater in Hyderabad, India, a study found high concentrations of hexavalent chromium, a dangerous form of chromium. The high concentrations exceeded standards set by the World […]

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Possum Point Residents Face Coal Contamination in Wells

Article courtesy of Jill Palermo | December 9th, 2016 | Fauquier Times | Shared as educational material. Well tests conducted in Possum Point show elevated levels for six contaminants linked to ash. The contaminants are linked to the Dominion Virginia Power’s coal ash ponds. In a call to news reporters Friday morning, Dominion officials said […]

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Corpus Christie in Crisis due to Water Contamination

Article courtesy of Lauren Caruba | December 17th, 2016 | San Antonio Express News | Shared as educational material. A Chemical leak from an asphalt plant into the public water system in Corpus Christie was found causing the shut down for water supply to public. According to a news release, “during a recent backflow incident, […]

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Fracking and Its Effects on Water Systems in the US

Article Courtesy of Amy Xiong | November 8th, 2016 | Yale News | Published as Educational Material A recent Yale School of Public Health analysis identified 55 known, probable or possible human carcinogens determined to be potential water or air pollutants from the fracking process. The article shows ongoing research and analysis of about 1,300 […]

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